Gene Simmons of KISS Apologizes After Backlash Over Comments About Depression, in Which He Said, "Kill Yourself"

August 16, 2014 11:17 PM

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KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently came under fire over harsh remarks he recently made about depression, substance abuse and suicide and has issued an apology.

In an interview posted on July 31 on the website Songfacts, the 64-year-old outspoken rocker was asked if he stills gets along with the original members of the group. He then unleashed a rant about "drug addicts and alcoholics," saying they "are always, 'The world is a harsh place.'"

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